JUSTICE: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution [NOOK Book]

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New York-based photographer Mariana Cook is known for her character studies of persons both in and out of the public eye. Among her previous bestselling photobooks are Mathematicians, Faces of Science, Mothers and Sons and Fathers and Daughters. Her latest collection introduces us to some of the women and men who are the faces of the human rights revolution, among them former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the 39th American President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Burmese democracy activist Aung ...

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Overview

New York-based photographer Mariana Cook is known for her character studies of persons both in and out of the public eye. Among her previous bestselling photobooks are Mathematicians, Faces of Science, Mothers and Sons and Fathers and Daughters. Her latest collection introduces us to some of the women and men who are the faces of the human rights revolution, among them former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the 39th American President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Cook traveled the world to photograph and interview her subjects, and the accompanying texts--some written by the subjects themselves, others edited from interviews with them--share their insights into the nature and importance of human rights, and their reasons for devoting themselves to that cause. Through them we are reminded of the power of a single individual--one face, one voice--to transform the world. These human rights pioneers seek no personal gain: any rewards are the benefits that we all enjoy when the rule of democratic law protects us. The pictures and the words in this book show the strength of human character that has made human rights such a powerful movement across the world in our lifetime.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988412774
  • Publisher: Cook Studio
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 85 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Mariana Cook's beautiful new book of photographs of leaders of t

    Mariana Cook's beautiful new book of photographs of leaders of the global human rights movement is a powerful and inspiring contribution to the cause of human rights and shows again the vital role that artists have played and continue to play in helping to inspire the 'better angels' in all of us. The essays accompanying the portraits and the powerful introduction piece by the renowned and recently deceased writer and journalist Anthony Lewis make this a book to savour and enjoy. 




    Each of the portraits reveals something new and telling about the subject. That Mariana has 'the eye' is beyond doubt. But somehow in these photographs she shows the power of the individual to 'speak truth to power' in the words of the Robert F Kennedy project of the same name. What is also encouraging, in a field that is often concerned with the  most discouraging grave abuses of human rights, is the range and breath and endurance of the individuals represented in the book. Mariana has made a very careful selection. There are undoubtedly many more heroes of the 'human rights' movement but all represented here are worthy entries and representatives of the global 'republic of conscience' .




    The fact that the beautiful photographic essay book is available in digital format adds greatly to its appeal and its accessibility. It should be a part of every human rights library."




    Bill Shipsey
    Founder 'Art for Amnesty'
    August 2013

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